Caritas Australia: Catholic Mission: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA): HYPERLINK "http://www.lifelink.com.au "Lifelink: Justice & Peace: Statements and submissions made by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Justice Education in Catholic Schools (JECS): A social justice portal for teachers and students produced by the Melbourne Archdiocese. This site is intended as a starting point for researching social justice issues. Racism â?� No Way! A site that specifically targets racism in the school setting. The Racism. No way! project aims to assist school communities and education systems to recognise and address racism in the learning environment. The project is an initiative of the Chief Executive Officers of education systems across Australia. Catholic Library of Western Australia: Great resource for books, videos, music, etc. that will be delivered to your door (via Mail West)! Classroom Clipart: Contains over 22 000 images, clip-art, illustrations and photographs on a whole range of topics that can be freely used for educational purposes only. Echoing the Word: Echoing the Word Internet magazine provides for the Christian growth and development of religious education teachers, catechists, parents, and all those ministering in the faith development of children. Gospel in Pictures: A variety of painted Gospel scene. Gospel in Pictures: A variety of painted Gospel scene. Jesus of Nazareth: This site has still photographs from the film â?�Jesus of Nazarethâ?? that can be downloaded. Jesus of Nazareth: This site has still photographs from the film â?�Jesus of Nazarethâ?? that can be downloaded. Liturgyplanning.com (Monica Brown): This website has come about from the recognition that for so many involved in ministry today, there are increasing pressures and demands that limit the time and energy for preparing liturgies, prayer and worship. There is also the recognition that many are searching for resources to inspire creativity and offer practical help in the preparation and celebration of liturgy. There seems to be a great hunger in people for meaningful worship and prayer; for good liturgies that give life and nourish a sense of the Sacred. The Columban Religious Art Awards Exhibition: Seventy five works from the Columban Religious Art Awards Competition were exhibited at The Columban Religious Art Awards Exhibition in August 2003. They include all of the winners in the competition.
St. Vinnies WA http://www.vinnies.org.au/index.cfm?state=wa
Way of the Cross
This site is a meditation using a cyberversion of the Way of the Cross. Each "station" is linked to a web site that invites you to a response in faith to the suffering Christ in our global village. This exercise may be bookmarked so you can return regularly to read and meditate on the text and images suggested for each reflection. You are also welcome to share your reflections and thoughts with others who visit this site. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Social Justice and St Vinnies
This site contains an introduction to a number of contemporary social Justice issues facing Australia. What makes it very practical is its relation to the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society.
The Obstacle Course - Issues Facing Young People
This site covers a number of Social Justice issues pertinent to young people in the context of the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society.
ABORIGINAL SOCIAL JUSTICE
This site contains a detailed examination of Social Justice issues in relation to Aboriginal people. It is based on a speech by The Honourable Justice Marcus Einfeld AO QC.
Seeking A Shared Spirit
An Aboriginal Social Justice Paper released by the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Amnesty International is an independent, politically impartial worldwide movement that works to both promote and to protect human rights around the world. This site will allow students to tap into the current major human rights issues. Contains teaching and learning activities.
This site contains quite a large amount of material that will inform and background both students and their teachers on a wide range of social justice issues.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference: Statements and submissions on migrants and refugees
This site enables students to gain access to an authorative Australian Catholic perspective on questions of immigration and refugees.
This is a collection of statements published by the Australian Bishops Conference on a range of issues related to Australian aborigines.
Justice and Peace
Here is a collection of statements published by the Australian Bishops Conference on a wide range of issues particularly pertinent for Australian Catholics.
Social Issues and Human Rights — Cardoner Ripples of Justice http://home.vicnet.net.au/~cardoner/ripples.html
An initiative of the Australian Jesuits to provide both material and an index on social issues from a Christian perspective, on the Internet in Australia. Last updated May 2000.
This site contains a collection of materials on reconciliation compiled by Aboriginal Catholic Ministry in Melbourne.
A Bullet Can't Kill A Dream
This is an interesting example of a school taking action for human rights. Iqbal was sold into Child bonded labour at 4 years of age for the equivalent of $12. He escaped at age 10 and began to speak out against child slavery and for freedom and schools for all Pakistani children. Iqbal won the Reebok Human Rights Youth in Action Award 1994. Easter Sunday, 1995, he was murdered. In response, students at Broadmeadow Middle School (USA) formed this campaign in order to help fight for Iqbal's Dream Contains teaching and learning activities.
This site, maintained by Frayneworks, contains a rich series of resources on Justice Issues that is easily usable in classrooms. Topics covered: Indigenous issues, refugees, and children at war, East Timor and mandatory sentencing.
Uniya - Jesuit Social Justice Centre
Uniya seeks to respond to situations of structural injustice through links with marginalised people. This is a rich resource on Catholic social justice issues - especially on the issue of Asylum seekers.
Champions of Justice
This 'human rights web quest' attempts to develop awareness in students about the Rights of the Child. There are four rights that the students have to investigate: two international problems - poverty and child labour; one Australian issue: the Stolen Generations and one local issue: Bullying in Schools. Students are challenged to action on all three levels. It features comic book superheroes involving four teams, Furies, Amazons, Titans and Supersonics. There are extensive activities and links to other very useful resources. Contains teaching and learning activities.
A Journey to El Salvador and Guatemala - OSCAR ROMERO http://kevinfbates.com/journey/index.htm
In 2000, Father Kevin Bates and a group of other people undertook "a cultural immersion journey to El Salvador and Guatemala in Central America". One of the principal events they attended was the commemoration of 20th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Here is a diary account of that visit with insights into the life and death of Romero and into the current social problems faced by the people.
The Busy Christian Guide to Catholic Social Teaching http://www.uscatholic.org/cstline/tline.html
This site briefly summarises each of the monumental documents since Rerum Novarum. There is a column on the left of the page with a timeline of significant world social and political events coinciding with the documents. It is very well laid out, and makes good reading, most likely because it links the sometimes dry content of the documents to events of the time - Octogesima Adveniens, in which Paul VI calls for political action, was published at the time of the civil rights movement.
Action for World Development
The Australian Council of Churches and the Catholic Bishops of Australia launched Action for World Development in 1972 with an Australia wide study program. The focus of the educational work of AWD is social and environmental justice. Features of the site include sections on racism, permaculture, fair trade and food. Also included are a message board, a hypothetical page and information on courses and books available from the organisation. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Thousand Cranes Peace Network
This international network based in Australia connects people and activities, which promote peace. Resources available through the web site include instructions on making paper cranes, how to participate in paper crane peace projects, ideas for lessons and projects, and links to other peace pages and resources. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Visit a Refugee Camp
14 million refugees and up to 25 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in temporary shelters throughout the world. Médecins Sans Frontières - USA takes us on virtual tour of a refugee camp to learn about the basic of shelter, food, water, sanitation, and health care and hear personal stories of refugees and relief workers. This companion site to a touring exhibition called 'A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City' also features curriculum resources on refugee issues and famine aimed at middle and high school students. The entire curriculum can be downloaded in PDF format. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Global Education — secondary
The Global Ed. Website is an education resource for students and teachers. It has information on a wide diversity of global issues including development economics, governance, HIV/AIDS, human rights, health, refugees, women, the environment, food security and agriculture. Most useful are the Case Studies and related activities. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Edmund Rice Centre
This is the site of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education. It outlines the centre's awareness - advocacy for justice - action methodology, and details some of its areas of focus, including economics, indigenous issues, business ethics and youth. There are papers in the issues section, including a recently produced fact sheet debunking eight myths about asylum seekers.
Gift of Presence - The Spirit of Reconciliation
This site from the Museum of Queensland could provide a very useful online activity as part of a consideration of Reconciliation. Photographer Suzanna Clarke and curator/ABC Journalist Wayne Coolwell have gathered the views of famous and not so famous Queenslanders on Reconciliation for this exhibition organised by the State Library of Queensland. Includes teachers notes and activities. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
The CAFOD (Catholic Aid Agency - England and Wales) site provides a rich source of issues relating to developing nations. Fact sheets give brief information about a variety of development issues. Word searches, projects and ideas may help pupils to empathise with people living in other nations. A virtual tour of Ethiopia is also included. Contains teaching and learning activities.
An End to World Hunger: Hope for the Future http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/intro.htm
The purpose of this site is to educate students about the huge problem of world hunger. This Think quest provides opportunity for reflecting and taking action on World Hunger. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Razor Wire is Sighing
This is the lyric of a song written by Kevin Bates after hearing of a woman detained in Woomera in 2001. There is a link to an mp3 file that will allow you to hear Kevin singing the song. Used with a data projector, this site could be an excellent medium for class reflection.
Catholic Social Teaching
This is an excellent resource of teachers from the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis. It contains access to key documents, notable quotations and key themes. Included is a toolbox for teachers with ideas for how to include Catholic Social Teaching in the classroom and a PowerPoint overview of Catholic Social teaching. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Racism - No Way
This Australian website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students and parents with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Human Rights in the Classroom (Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission; 2002)
Human Rights in the classroom develops an awareness of the concepts and historical origins of human rights. In this unit students acquire a general understanding of human rights in Australia and the relevance to their own lives. Contains teaching and learning activities.
OZSpirit: Spirituality, Justice and Global Education
This site, supported by Caritas Australia will be useful to both students and teachers. It contains access to a range of resources on contemporary Social Justice issues - focussing particularly on Reconciliation.
St Vincent de Paul Society (WA):
Justice & Peace:
Statements and submissions made by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
Justice Education in Catholic Schools (JECS):
A social justice portal for teachers and students produced by the Melbourne
Archdiocese. This site is intended as a starting point for researching social
Racism – No Way!
A site that specifically targets racism in the school setting. The Racism. No
way! project aims to assist school communities and education systems to
recognise and address racism in the learning environment.
Links to Justice and Service
The ministry of service and justice: nurtures in young people a social consciousness and a commitment to a life of justice and service rooted in their faith in Jesus Christ, in the Scriptures, and in Catholic social teaching; empowers young people to work for justice by concrete efforts to address the causes of human suffering; and infuses the concepts of justice, peace and human dignity into all ministry efforts.
1. Just Youth http://youth.devp.org/aflash.html
2. Cathlink Australia http://wwwdev.acu.edu.au/charities.htm
3. Caritas Australia Project compassion http://www.caritas.org.au/
4. MacKillop Institute http://www.nareg.com.au/mmiets/
5. Aid to the Church In Need http://www.aidtochurch.org/
6. Focalare http://www.focolare.org/en/default.htm
7. Catholic Relief Services http://http://www.crs.org/
8. Peace http://http://www.ipj-ppj.org/
9. HandsNet http://www.handsnet.org
10. The Busy Christian’s Guide to CST http://www.uscatholic.org/cstline/tline.html
11. Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org
12. Caritas Australia http://www.caritas.org.au/
13. 40 Hour Famine http://www.40hourfamine.com/40hourfamine/
14. Habitat for Humanity International http://www.habitat.org
15. Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre http://www.uniya.org.au/
16. Jesuit Volunteers International http://www.jesuitvolunteercorps.org/
17. Edmund Rice Justice http://www.edmundrice.org/justice/index.html
18. Oxfam Walk Against Want http://www.oxfam.org.au/walk/wheretowalk/wa/
19. CROP Walk http://www.churchworldservice.org/CROP/
20. Salt of the Earth Magazine http://salt.claretianpubs.org
21. Centre for Social Justice http://socialjustice.org/
22. The Hunger Site http://www.thehungersite.com
23. Development and Peace http://www.devp.org/testA/mission.htm
24. Catholic Youth Care (Ireland) http://www.cyc.ie/
25.Young Neighbours in Action http://www.youngneighbors.org/
26. Catholic Campaign for Human Development http://www.usccb.org/cchd/
Links to Charitable
These sites provide opportunities to serve others in a variety of ways.
1. St. Vincent de Paul, Australia http://www.vinnies.org.au/
2. Medicins Sans Frontieres http://www.msf.org/
3. Caritas Australia http://www.caritas.org.au/
4. Scarboro Missions http://www.scarboromissions.ca/
5. Catholic Mission Australia http://www.catholicmission.org.au/
6. School Aid http://www.schoolaid.org.au/
7. Save a Family http://www.safp.org/
8. Oxfam Community Aid Abroad http://www.oxfam.org.au/
9. Development & Peace http://www.devp.org/testA/mission.htm
10. Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org/
11. Freedom From Hunger http://www.freefromhunger.org/
JUSTICE AND PEACE
Australian AIDS Fund
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC)
Catholic Welfare Australia
Edmund Rice Centre
Good Shepherd Social Justice Network
Mercy Justice Network
St Vincent de Paul Society
Sisters of Charity Advocacy Network
Social Action Office
Asylum Seeker Centre
Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office